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Drinking water

Postby TheBeard9789 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:32 pm

Hey guys I just learned recently that bearded dragons love hot bathes i always had it luke warm about 75-80 but I bought a thermometer to gauge the water they (male and female) both prefer to bathe in 90-95 max my question is that when I bathe my male (just out of brumation) he drinks the water and its mainly how he gets most of his water (plus he LOVES to swim) but is it really safe to drink 90-95 degree water? I always let him drink it before but it was 75-80 degrees not 90+ I'm just afraid it maybe harmful to them both

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Re: Drinking water

Postby lgxfuad13 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:56 am

TheBeard9789 wrote:Hey guys I just learned recently that bearded dragons love hot bathes i always had it luke warm about 75-80 but I bought a thermometer to gauge the water they (male and female) both prefer to bathe in 90-95 max my question is that when I bathe my male (just out of brumation) he drinks the water and its mainly how he gets most of his water (plus he LOVES to swim) but is it really safe to drink 90-95 degree water? I always let him drink it before but it was 75-80 degrees not 90+ I'm just afraid it maybe harmful to them both

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My thing, even with kids is, if it "burns" your wrist it "burns" their throat.
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Re: Drinking water

Postby TheBeard9789 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:03 am

lgxfuad13 wrote:
TheBeard9789 wrote:Hey guys I just learned recently that bearded dragons love hot bathes i always had it luke warm about 75-80 but I bought a thermometer to gauge the water they (male and female) both prefer to bathe in 90-95 max my question is that when I bathe my male (just out of brumation) he drinks the water and its mainly how he gets most of his water (plus he LOVES to swim) but is it really safe to drink 90-95 degree water? I always let him drink it before but it was 75-80 degrees not 90+ I'm just afraid it maybe harmful to them both

Any comment is helpful thanks



My thing, even with kids is, if it "burns" your wrist it "burns" their throat.


I can see that never thought of it that way I definitely dont want 90+ in a bath but for them its heaven
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Re: Drinking water

Postby Gail » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:07 pm

I don't think 90-95 degree water is going to burn his throat. I can drink tap water at its absolute hottest with no discomfort and bath water is nowhere near that hot.
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Re: Drinking water

Postby lgxfuad13 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:19 pm

Gail wrote:I don't think 90-95 degree water is going to burn his throat. I can drink tap water at its absolute hottest with no discomfort and bath water is nowhere near that hot.


Hot tubs get to 112 and that's max for our bathish but without holding that temp. Even in a bath or sink turned all the way at its hottest I couldn't drink it without some sting.
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Re: Drinking water

Postby loljelloclowdz » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:57 pm

95 degrees is cooler than their basking spot temp, so no, I wouldn’t say it’s harmful. Unless you’re talking in Celsius in which I would just say you have a cooked bearded dragon if they are in 95°C water 😂
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Re: Drinking water

Postby Gail » Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:00 pm

Do you drink coffee? Most home coffee machines brew between 195 - 205.

If you are worried about him drinking hot water, let him drink from a warm bath then heat it more for him to play
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Re: Drinking water

Postby Drache613 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:42 am

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Re: Drinking water

Postby SandP » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:09 pm

I've always tried to make their bath water close to their basking temps unless it's been a while since they've pooped and then I'll up it a bit more. I'm not sure what their internal temps are if they are healthy and basking normally since they are cold blooded but I would think it would be similar to their basking temps. If that's the case drinking 90-95 degree water shouldn't be an issue.
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